Bob Stone is an artist who lives and works in South East London. He has maintained studios in London for over thirty-eight years and is currently based in Bussey Building, Peckham. His paintings are strongly affected by the Languedoc region of SW France, where he paints the landscape in situ. The motivating force behind his work is a desire to capture the specific response to a place or person, to somehow make a corresponding sense of inhabiting the painting as you inhabit a landscape. He is not presenting a duplicate view but rather a record of felt experience that is responsive to immediacy and change.
Bob Stone studied Fine Art painting at Brighton College of followed by a MA at Chelsea College of Art, graduating 1981. He has maintained an active painting profile, exhibiting nationally and abroad. He is currently represented by the Lovely Gallery, London. Since graduating he has continued a career lecturing in higher education alongside his painting. Notably, he has taught at the University of Brighton, Chelsea College of Art (UAL), Canterbury School of Art (KIAD), The University of Hull and was a Senior Painting Lecturer and MA Fine Art Programme Director at Canterbury Christ Church University from 1998-2016.